Weekend Sports in Brief

May 23, 2016 - 6:21 AM BALTIMORE (AP) Ten years after Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro tragically broke down at the start of the Preakness, the owners of the popular colt watched another horse they bred die during a race on a rainy Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.

In a tragic start to a day that ended with Exaggerator upsetting Nyquist in the 141st Preakness Stakes, Gretchen and Roy Jackson's 4-year-old filly Pramedya broke down during the fourth race on the Preakness undercard and was euthanized on the track. The filly's jockey, Daniel Centeno, broke his collarbone in the spill that occurred on the turn of a race run over a wet turf course.

In the opening race of day, Homeboykris collapsed and died after winning and having his picture taken in the winner's circle. Pimlico officials believe the 9-year-old gelding suffered cardiovascular collapse. The horse was being taken to New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania for an autopsy - the same animal hospital Barbaro was taken to after his break down.

Racing officials said Pramedya broke her left front cannon bone.


MADRID (AP) - Luis Suarez' participation in the Copa America Centenario is in doubt after the Uruguay striker left Spain's Copa del Rey final with an apparent muscle injury and in tears.

Suarez is expected to undergo tests Monday to find out the extent of the right leg injury that forced him to limp off the pitch in the second half of the game against Sevilla at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid.

He was seen celebrating with the rest of his teammates after Barcelona won 2-0 in extra time to secure its second straight Copa title, but walked gingerly and at times still looked in pain.

On Twitter, Suarez showed optimism.

''Now we wait for the tests tomorrow,'' he said. ''I hope it's nothing so I can be with my national team next week. Thanks for the support.''


NEW YORK (AP) - Cleveland's Dahntay Jones has been suspended for one game by the NBA for striking Toronto's Bismack Biyombo in the groin.

The league also fined Raptors coach Dwane Casey $25,000 on Sunday for his criticisms of the officiating.

Biyombo remained on his knees on the court after time expired in Game 3 on Saturday night after Jones hit him with 17.6 seconds remaining. The little-used reserve will miss Game 4 of the series Monday night.

Casey's comments, including his belief that Biyombo isn't getting enough calls, came in his postgame press conference following the Raptors' 99-84 victory. Cleveland leads the series 2-1.


SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Gay Men's Chorus is criticizing the San Diego Padres for mishandling the group's scheduled performance of the national anthem before a game.

The chorus said on its Facebook page that it gathered to perform the song when the Padres instead played the recorded voice of a woman singing the anthem. Their statement said no attempt was made to stop the recording and the group received ''homophobic taunts'' while being escorted off the field.

Chorus members want an investigation into whether anyone intentionally played a woman's voice ''with the purpose of denigrating and/or ridiculing gay men.''

The Padres issued a statement Saturday night saying a mistake was made that prevented the chorus from performing and that ''we apologize to anyone in the ballpark who this may have offended.''

MIAMI (AP) - An auction house says it is offering the jersey Bryce Harper wore during his memorable dugout fight with a teammate. He says they've got the wrong shirt.

Harper said he still has the jersey in question.

The website Lelands.com says it's taking bids for the jersey the reigning NL MVP wore during his fight last September with closer Jonathan Papelbon, who drew a four-game suspension for grabbing Harper by the throat.

As of Saturday evening the website said there had been six bids, with a top offer of about $4,800.

Harper said he had nothing to do with the auction, and doesn't know who's behind it or how Leland's obtained one of his jerseys. Leland, based in Bohemia, New York, didn't return calls from the AP seeking comment.


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A former University of Texas track coach's sex and race discrimination lawsuit has new life, and her lawyers are still pursuing long-sought testimony from former football coach Mack Brown and prominent current and former administrators as they dig into one of college sports' highest-profile athletic departments.

Former women's track coach Bev Kearney sued the school for at least $1 million in damages in 2013 after she was ousted over a romantic relationship with one of her sprinters a decade earlier.

School officials said Kearney ''crossed the line'' between a head coach and athlete. But Kearney, who is black, argues she was more harshly punished than a white male assistant football coach who was reprimanded, but not fired, over ''inappropriate'' conduct with a student trainer on a bowl game trip.

Bolstered by a recent court ruling in Kearney's favor, her lawyers say they'll vigorously push for sworn statements from Brown, former athletic director DeLoss Dodds, former school president Bill Powers and current women's athletic director Chris Plonsky over how school officials handled both cases.


KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) - An expedition organizer says an Indian climber who had fallen sick and was being helped down Mount Everest has died, becoming the third to die in recent days while attempting to scale the world's tallest peak.

Wangchu Sherpa of the Trekking Camp Nepal agency in Kathmandu said Monday that Subhash Paul died overnight as he was being helped down the mountain by Sherpa guides.

Two other Indian members of Paul's team have been missing since Saturday. Another team member, an Indian woman who had fallen sick, was resting at a camp at a safer altitude.

A Dutch man died Friday and an Australian woman died hours later after suffering from altitude sickness on Everest. Dozens of other climbers have developed frostbite or become sick near the summit in recent days.

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